We've all heard the saying "what you put in your body is what will be reflected on the surface."
I truly believe that this is so very true. My body's performance reflects what I eat and when I eat healthy nutritious foods, truly fueling my body, I feel energized, more alert, and better overall.
Are there certain foods that make you feel this way or visa-versa?
One food that has recently been widely recognized as being a so-called superfood is the acai berry. As a result, bright red smoothies have, overtime, filled up our Instagram feeds and look as refreshing as ever.
With the hot summer days among us, the thought of a sweet, cold, refreshing, and good-for-you food is so very tempting. What's more is that these berries are claimed to be helpful for a variety of health concerns; everything from lowering cholesterol, improving skin appearance, detoxification, and more (coupled with antioxidants, fiber, and healthy fats).
While scouring the internet to find where acai berries could be found in Pittsburgh, Trader Joes provided a solution with their Power Berry 100% Juice Blend. I looked and researched several options but what I love about this one is that according to Trader Joes, this juice is simply a combination of "pressed apple juice and apple puree, blueberry puree, acai puree, cranberry puree, pomegranate & elderberry concentrates, and natural blueberry flavor. That's it. No additives or preservatives, and no refined sugar."
This smoothie combines this juice and deliciously sweet flavors into a harmonious blend of nutritional ingredients. The ingredients are lovely and the peanut butter topping adds some depth and variety of textures making this whole bowl simply amazing.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do and that your body feels energized, refreshed, and better overall from this blend!
From the Author
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